The New System Update [Public Test Launch] Oct 27, 2023 17:42:39 GMT -5 Blushing z0ro, Kami-Gaz, and 3 more like this
Post by Vio on Oct 27, 2023 17:42:39 GMT -5
Hello, everyone! After much working behind the scenes, we’ve finally reached the point where we are launching our new system! To keep things contained for everyone’s benefit, we’re keeping all the information located within this announcement thread, so it will always be easily accessible no matter where on the forum you are! It’s also being launched in a public test format, meaning that some things may be subject to changes and tweaks as we go. The idea is to test the waters and see how it all stacks up, ready for when we launch the new site! So, without further ado, here we go!The Rainbow Mist
Set in the world of One Piece as created by Eiichiro Oda, Bon Voyage follows the various adventures and dreams of its players and the characters they create in a malleable multiverse, created by the phenomenon known only as the Rainbow Mist. Instead of having a singular static instance of the world that is shaped by every player’s actions at once, everyone’s story is as inclusive and exclusive as they wish it to be, meaning that you can tell the story you want to tell.
The Rainbow Mist separates these stories from one another, but can just as readily allow them to interact, even if there are differences between the worlds that have been shaped by its participants. If you want to follow in the footsteps of the Strawhat Pirates and experience the world as their actions have shaped it, then you can do so! If you want to change up elements of the story, such as replacing the Devil Fruits of certain major characters, then you can do so! Each story is its own story, but you can freely adapt elements of the world to better build your chosen tales, and we encourage members to draw in elements that other players have introduced in their story when they interact, building each other’s stories off of foundations you’ve created!Constants of the World
The Rainbow Mist has anchored itself around a number of major historical events—moments in time that have shaped the world so heavily that they are imprinted upon the mist itself. No story told can truly exclude these events as, without their guiding hand, it wouldn’t be One Piece anymore! These include: The Void Century, the mysterious gap in historical records dating back to around 800 years before Luffy’s adventures; The God Valley Incident, where infamous pirates and marines took part in a cataclysmic battle whose details have been concealed; and the Pirate King’s execution in Loguetown, which spearheaded the golden age of piracy.From Different Eras
Because of the Rainbow Mist, it is entirely possible to play characters and create stories that are not immediately connected to the current timeline. In general, the stories of Bon Voyage take place at the tail end of the two year time skip, but the influence of the Rainbow Mist allows for players to tell stories set earlier in time, such as in the wake of the Pirate King’s execution, or even during the era in which he sailed the seas! However, to maintain a level of consistency and not get too far into territories that we do not yet understand, you should not set your stories too far before this.